Recovered from the MET Gala? I know I haven’t, but I only have two words: I CANNES!!
The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival is LIVEEEE BABY. May 8-19, The French Rivera was filled with show stopping dresses, suits, slits, and jumpsuits. I promise the Film Festival red carpet isn’t just about models in revealing clothes. It’s actually about celebrities in the film industry putting on their most stunning and unforgettable pieces. This years festival was a bit different, it filled with art, survivors, and feminist. This red carpet was insane with prominent actors/actresses, producers, and directors from all over the world.
Cannes 2018 was filled with jaw dropping moments, and I’m not talking about the fashion. As a lover of heels, I’m an even bigger lover of females not being restricted to pieces like heels, bras, or make up. The festival requires females to wear heels so Kristen took off her Louboutins and walked around barefoot. This statement was powerful but it wasn’t the only one. Statements like Jane Fonda walking around in a Time’s Up shirt, to Cate Blanchett leading a protest, and Asia Argento calling out her rapist Harvey Weinstein the festival demanded a change.
Cate Blanchett, Cannes jury president, and 81 other influential women in the film industry come together to send a powerful message on the steps of the Palais des Festivals. Altogether they were 82, that number represented the number of women whose films have premiered in competition at Cannes since the beginning of the festival as opposed to 1622 male directors. Of this 82, only two have won, one in 1993 and another in 2015.
“We demand that our workplaces are diverse and equitable so that they can best reflect the world in which we actually live.” Black women always came together to protest racism in the french film industry.
I know, I know you’re here for the fashion. So for the best fashion moments from the festival, keep scrolling:
Madam President, Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive (Look 1), a custom high and low gown by Mary Katrantzou (Look 2), Armani Prive (Look 3), and Givenchy (Look 4).
Cannes juror and no heels activist, Kristen Stewart made up her own rules in Chanel styles.
Ava Duvernay looked modest yet elegant in Prada (Look 1), Stella McCartney (Look 2), and Greta Constantine (Look 3).
Khadja Nin embodied cultural representation.
Masculine, long, short, Lea Seydoux stunned in Louis Vuitton.
Cannes Queen, Aishwarya Rai looked drop dead gorgeous in Michael Cinco Couture (Look 1) and Rami Kadi Couture (Look 2).
Another Cannes royalty, Sonar Kapoor graced the red carpet in Ralph & Russo (Look 1) and Vera Wang (Look 2).
Deepika Padrone took my fashion heart and breath in a pant suit by Mao (Look 1), Ashi Studio Couture (Look 2), Zuhair Murad (Look 3), and Alberta Ferretti (Look 4).
Araya A. Hargate in Giambattista Valli (Look 1), Jean Paul Gaultier (Look 2), Zuhair Murad (Look 3), and Ashi Studio (Look 4).
Pray Lundberg looked stunning in Michael Cinco Couture.
My absolute favorite, Elsa Hosk in Ralph & Russo (Look 1), Alberta Ferretti (Look 2), and Ermanno Scervino (Look 3). She captivated me last year and definitely didn’t disappoint this year,
Edgy and gorgeous, Adriana Lima in Alberta Ferretti (Look 1) and Julien MacDonald (Look 2).
Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace (Look 1), Alberta Ferretti (Look 2), and Twinset (Look 3)
Naomi Campbell at the screening of ‘Blackkklansman in Poiret.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Zuhair Murad Couture (Look 1), Tommy Hilfiger (Look 2), Roberto Cavalli Couture (Look 3), and Zuhair Murad Haute Couture (Look 4).
Always stunning, Winnie Harlow in Roberto Cavalli (Look 1), Ralph & Russo (Look 2), Jean-Louis Sabaji Couture (Look 3), Elie Saav Haute Couture (Look 4), and Zuhair Murad (Look 5).
Sara Sampaio in Zuhair Murad (Look 1), Elie Saab (Look 2), and Alberta Ferretti (Look 3).
Bombshell Lais Ribeiro in Ali Karoui (Look 1) and Lyla Dumont (Look 2).
Heidi Klum dazzled in Zuhair Murad at amfAR’s 25th Cinema Against AIDS Gala.
Izabel Goulart glowed on the carpet in Zuhair Murad Couture.
Josephine Skriver in a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown at the ‘Sorry Angel premiere.
Jasmine Tookes wearing Zac Posen at the screening of “Girls Of The Sun”.
Jessica Kahawaty in Zuhair Murad Haute Couture.
Leomie Anderson at the Fashion for Relief.
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada (Look 1) and Dior Haute Couture (Look 2).
Diane Kruger in an Armani Prive gown (Look 1) and Prada (Look 2).
Aja Naomi King in a Zuhair Murad Haute Couture (Look 1) and Dior Haute Couture (Look 2).
Thandie Newton in a custom Star Wars Vivienne Westwood dress (Look 1) and Valentino (Look 2).
Celina Jade wearing Dior at the screening of ‘Sorry Angel’.
Kangana Ranaut in Zuhair Murad (Look 1), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Look 2), and Nedo by Nedret Taciroglu (Look 3).
Michelle Rodriguez looked ravishing in red in a Romona Keveza plunging neckline gown at the 25th Cinema Against AIDS Gala.
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Michael B. Jordan in Giorgio Armani (Look 1) and an Ermenegildo Zegna all black ensemble (Look 2).
Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover attends the photocell for ‘Sol: A Star Wars Story’.
Luke Evans looked classic in a Bottega Veneta top and trousers ensemble.
Teo Yoo nailed the summer in France style in a glen plaid suit at the photocall for ‘Leto’ Photocall.
Nicole Scherzinger in Ashi Studio (Look 1) and Georges Hobeika Couture (Look 2).
Camila Coelho in Ralph & Russo at the Cannes opening ceremony.
Jessica Jung in Ralph & Russo.